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Sat Jan 16 15:55:54 CST 2010
On 16 Jan 2010 at 11:05, David Griffith wrote:
> I stumbled across this page on old transistors from a hobbyist
> perspective. I thought some people might like it:
Very nice, David. Thank you!
I remember experimenting with CK722, 2N107 and 2N170s many years ago.
I recall my family's first transistor radio--a 6-transistor
Automatic. Metal chassis construction with point-to-point wiring
with each transistor in a socket. Oddly, much larger than a
Motorola Pixie tube radio.
Sitting on my kitchen counter for use as an emergency radio, I have
an 60's era Sony 10 transistor AM-FM set. Has worked every time I've
turned it on. Takes 3 D-sized cells and is very sensitive.
I seem to recall that some early import manufacturers played the
"watch jewel" game--added transistors to the unit without including
them in any circuitry. This allowed them to up the all-important
"transistor count" prominently displayed on the unit.
So how many transistors does an iPod have?
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